A Personalized Gift Experience


‘Tis the season for gift-giving and nothing is more thoughtful than a personalized gift. There are so many ways to personalize a gift for someone you care about, that’s why we’ve put together a few ideas to help you get creative this holiday season.


Etsy is THE place to get a custom gift. Seriously, if you can imagine it, it’s probably being sold on Etsy and you can get personal! We saw silver nameplate bracelets – the handwritten piece is the perfect gift for siblings, children, best friends, and/or partners. If you’re looking for something a little… silly-er, how about a pair of custom photo socks. Upload a photo and voila! So many cute/funny/inside-joke-y options. HA!

Photobook Canada

As the name implies, Photobook Canada lets you create custom photobooks in a variety of sizes. But they do so much more, like customize clothing with your favourite photos, create calendars, stationery, canvas prints, and much more.

Harry & David

For when you want to send a gift that’s more than just a bouquet of flowers, Harry & David offers gift baskets for every holiday and occasion. They even have a variety of monthly clubs where items (per the club) get delivered every month. From fruit and wine to cookies and popcorn, it’s the gift that keeps on giving.

Jelly Belly

Mix and match your favourite flavours (or theirs), put it in a Jelly Belly Bean Machine or Dispenser. We know people feel very passionately about their Jelly Belly preferences, so this is the perfect way to give them all the good ones and none of the not-so-great ones.

Personalization Mall

Engraving is a great option because when you don’t know what to say, just putting someone’s name, monogram, or a special date on something is received as extra thoughtful. Ornaments, glassware, photo frames, cutting boards, coasters, pet tags, jewelry boxes, and a whole slew of other items can be engraved.


Fossil, best known for watches, also offers an engraving service (to watches and jewelry) to add that extra special touch. They also offer embossing on wallets and bags – best of all, it’s included in the price of the item.


There are so many custom options on Minted, it’s hard to suggest just one. However, twist our arm and we might suggest a commissioned art piece – pet portraits and even hobby- or memory-inspired pieces. These one-of-a-kind gifts are perfect for the person who has it all (because they definitely don’t have this).


From The Mandalorian to classic Mickey Mouse and friends, you can customize your favourite Disney-themed items at the Personalization Shop online. Add their name to a t-shirt or customize a mug, playing cards, phone cases and much more. 


Not many know this, but Coach offers a customization option – from picking the colour to adding embellishments. Create a one-of-a-kind by picking the item (wallet, bag, sneaker or jacket) a customized gift for your one-of-a-kind loved one. The possibilities are endless and oh-so-chic.

The Happy Planner

For those super-organized and on-top-of-everything folks in your life, a custom planner (or custom happy notes) is the perfect gift. You choose the theme/cover that best suits them, then add their name (you can even choose the font!), and pick the colour of the rings). It’s a thoughtful and useful gift that’ll remind them of you each time they use it.


For the sneaker-lover in your bubble, this is the perfect gift. A custom pair of shoes like no one else. Nike by You customized shoes allows you to pick the colours of each panel, including the Nike Swoosh.

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